Using HomePods as a stereo pair with Roon

Two things of interest happened lately for HomePod owners wishing to use their little buggers with Roon without iOS resampling everything to 48kHz:

  1. Airplay has been reverse engineered:
  1. For those of us using a Mac, a nifty way of enabling HomePods as a stereo pair outside of Apple Music using a aggregate music device has surfaced on Reddit:

Other than a slight delay, it appears to work quite alright: